Last week, we were able to spend a few days with Paul’s parents while we were between meetings. The kids spent a lot of time gathering eggs and feeding the chickens. The chickens are largely free-range, so they like to eat grubs and worms. After finding this out, the kids were all about digging worms and grubs out of the garden area (since no plants were still growing there, this was actually okay). At any given point in the day, you could find at least one of the kids with a shovel in hand and a bucket full of worms close by.
Daniel was cracking us up as he dug. The shovel was taller than he was, and he hefted if while huffing and puffing, and occasionally stopping to say, “Whew!” He actually found several worms, to his great delight.
Every kid needs to be able to get down and dig in the dirt for worms. It builds character or something like that! :)